45 (The Gaslight Anthem song)

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"45"
The Gaslight Anthem - 45 cover.jpg
Single by The Gaslight Anthem
from the album Handwritten
Released May 8, 2012
Format 7" single, digital download
Recorded 2012
Genre Punk rock, alternative rock
Length 3:21
Label Mercury
Songwriter(s) Brian Fallon
Producer(s) Brendan O'Brien
The Gaslight Anthem singles chronology
"The Spirit of Jazz"
(2010)
"45"
(2012)
"Here Comes My Man"
(2012)
"The Spirit of Jazz"
(2010)
"45"
(2012)
"Here Comes My Man"
(2012)

"45" is a song by American rock band The Gaslight Anthem, released on May 8, 2012 as the lead single from their fourth studio album, Handwritten (2012).

Composition[edit]

"45" was the first song written for Handwritten. Lead singer, Brian Fallon said of the song, "This record was different, because when we started out, I didn't know what was gonna happen, you know, and after American Slang after The '59 Sound, I was like, 'What am I gonna do? Is there anymore Gaslight songs?' It's a scary thing when that feeling, it hits you. When we wrote the song '45', I was like, 'Thank God.' I just knew that it was gonna be alright."

Music video[edit]

The music video features the band playing the song for a live audience at the legendary New Jersey music venue, The Stone Pony.

In other media[edit]

"45" is part of the soundtrack to the video game NHL 13, and as a playable track in Guitar Hero Live.

Track listing[edit]

7" single
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "45" Brian Fallon, Alex Rosamilia, Alex Levine, Benny Horowitz[1] 3:21
2. "You Got Lucky" (originally performed by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers) Tom Petty, Mike Campbell[1] 3:47
Total length: 7:08

Charts[edit]

Chart (2012) Peak
position
US Billboard Rock Songs[2] 22
US Billboard Alternative Songs[2] 11
US Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks[2] 20

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Handwritten (CD booklet). The Gaslight Anthem. New York City: Mercury Records. 2012. B0017213-02. 
  2. ^ a b c ""45" on Billboard Charts". billboard.com. Retrieved 2012-07-23.